Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Higher education and workforce alignment

Saying that graduates of higher education need “soft skills as well as an entrepreneurial mind so that they will always see obstacles as an opportunity” a University World News article reinforced that resilience to a changing world and shifting job opportunities is essential, In another UWN article by Hans DeWit, an additional strategy to enhance employability within EU countries is internships or work abroad. DeWit noted, "in the United States the main driver for study abroad at the undergraduate level is to make students less parochial and more interculturally and globally competent, in Europe academic rationales and – increasingly – the employability rationale are more dominant.." The point of both of these articles was that more attention should be paid in international partnerships to the ultimate outcomes of preparing students for both international work and citizenship.

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